Honeyspot Road White IPA - Two Roads Brewing Company

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Honeyspot Road White IPAHoneyspot Road White IPA

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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Two Roads interpretation of this emerging beer style naturally takes a road less traveled. Unlike other versions, ours employs an American ale yeast and no spices. The result is a soft wheat backdrop that accentuates the Pacific Northwest hop character.

(Beer added by: tigg924 on 12-26-2012)
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Reviews by tomthumbsblues:
Photo of tomthumbsblues
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Six pack from a friend! Poured aggressively into a pint glass producing a two finger foamy head. Cloudy lemony yellow color and many streams of carbonation. Head goes down slowly to leave slight lacing around the glass. Wheat and hops aromas. Slight sourness. Light wheat beer flavor backed by some hop bitterness. Easy-drinking, not overbearing. A great session beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Duhast500
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.

The color is a bright, hazy yellow with some orange highlights and a thin amount of white head with no lacing left on the glass.

The smell is filled with a wheat aroma that has a touch sunflower. There is also a hint of honeysuckle and a slight bit of funk.

The taste has a sweet zing that pops at first sip. The wheat flavor that has some slight touches of lemon and honey. The hops seem to be in the far back of the flavor.The bitterness that is found here is only slight and has the smallest hints of a grassy flavor.

The feel of this beer is light with a nice drinkable feel. There is a bit of aftertaste that hangs just a bit. A decent summer beer.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of bahamut6565
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of tigg924
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, light yellow in color, clear

Smell: citrus hops and pineapple

Taste: citrus hops, wheat lemon, light Belgian spices and pineapple

Mouthfeel: light body, bitter with light sweetness, medium carbonation

Overall: Of all the Two Roads beers I have tried, this is the one that I was least impressed with. It is above average if you want a white IPA and this beer gets better as it warms, still there are others that I would go to first.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours hazy blackish yellow with 1/4 inch white foam. Very clingy. Musty/chalky nose. Taste is wheaty like it wants to go witbier, but no lemon/citrus arrives and so it evolves into a hoppier blend. Bitter lingers long after. Beer warms, and then some citrus shows up. Unique offering for this CT start up. Like what they are doing.

Photo of ChrisChagnon
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Boozefox
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A new local Connecticut offering, though the brewmaster apparently has a good deal of experience under his belt. Met an employee at the weekly beer tasting at a local shop in Tolland and sampled this and a few others. Bought some to take home.

A - Aggressive head formation, courtesy of the wheat. Pale and clear like a dry mead or a California Chardonnay. Bubbles still rising after the head has settled.

S - Smells like beer. It's not a strong-smelling brew. Some malty notes, some bright something in there that tells your nose it's carbonated, no hops to speak of, maybe just a wee bit of alcohol.

T - Not what I expect or like from my IPAs, but there's bitterness in there, oh yes. Just not any of the bright, piney/citrusy melodies I prefer my hoppy beers to play. It's got about half-Hefeweizen, probably because of the yeast they're using and the wheat in the mash bill, giving you little flashes of almost-but-not-quite clove, wait-was-that-no-I-guess-not banana, some sharp citrus oil esters... it's kind of lemony, but not in a beer way, more in a fancy imported lemon soda sort of way. The bitterness is a hop bitterness, and it balances what needs balanced, but it will not entice your inner hophead to go full werewolf and start telling your buddies all about that time you walked into a pub and they had DFH120 on tap. Which is what I'm usually prowling for in an IPA these days, honestly, but sometimes it's nice to drink something a little more classic, restrained.

M - Intense, explosive carbonation, like if a Sprite wasn't all thick and gooey in the mouth; it's that punchy. It's thin on the front, probably because with that amount of carbonation I'm expecting a thick syrupy soda experience, but it's thicker and more coating on the end of the swallow. It almost foams up on you in your mouth. This beer really just saturated with carbonation.

Overall, it's good! It's kind of different. It makes one hell of a shandy with Simply Lemonade, about 3:2. Also, as I just discovered, a bottle of it works quite well over 3 oz of fresh orange juice. It would probably be an excellent beer lightly chilled in the middle of July, or used to top up classic gin+lemon+sugar+beer Skip and Go Nakeds or Beer French 75s. The (assertive? excessive?) carbonation would make it an excellent interest-adding substitute for Champagne or even soda water (or, with some simple syrup, Sprite/7-Up) in any mixed drink or punch.

tl;dr: Interesting! Good "IPA-feweizen", not for your hophead fix; light, brightly carbonated, this beer plays well with others. Mix it, experiment with it, or just drink it.

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Honeyspot Road White IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
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